Meet Our Faculty & Staff
We are a collective of artists, scholars, filmmakers, activists, storytellers, educators, researchers, and change-makers who are deeply committed to serving creators on the African continent who are poised to transform narratives and create new stories.
Andrene M. Taylor, Ph.D.
Chief Creative Innovator
Andrene M. Taylor is an African American and African Diaspora Literary scholar and visual storyteller. She is the Principal of Zuri Productions. Dr. Taylor works at the intersections of race, gender, visual storytelling, and media production. She received her doctorate in English from Howard University. She is an avid runner and swimmer.
Ushindi Namegabe is a filmmaker and actor. He focuses on telling authentic stories that touch, move, and inspire audiences. He worked on corporate, nonprofit, and independent projects.